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Old 02-14-2002, 12:57 PM   #1
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Wine, samba and windows 98SE

I am currently running RH7.2 and I've got Samba working to the point where I can print from my win98 machine to my Linux box.

What I need now is to be able to run windows apps through Samba using wine.

I have set up file sharing in my windows box, but can't seem to 'share' it out when I right click on the c: drive, share isn't an option to choose. I also can not make sense of the man smbmount pages, it seems to go around in circles.

If someone could give me step by step instructions I would be extremely grateful.

firewall, then behind it:

linux box (IP:
win box (IP

Thank you in advance.
Old 02-14-2002, 09:25 PM   #2
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Just an idea

Try using smbmount to mount the windows share to your linux computer.
To do this type in the following command:
mount -t smbfs -o username=Yourname //Yourmountpath /yourmount point

For example on my computer you would type:
mount -t smbfs -o username=Aaron //Arnt/ARNT_C /mnt/arnt

Now when you look at the folder, /mnt/arnt it has the contents of my network share drive.

After that, Edit your wine config file and add another drive to it, the one with the mount point you specified.

Hope I helped you a little bit,
Old 02-14-2002, 10:56 PM   #3
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on the windows box you should go to control panels networking and click enable file and print sharing.
Old 02-14-2002, 11:15 PM   #4
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Yeah, thanks. I have set up file and print sharing in win98SE. It's just that, IIRC, I should have a 'sharing' option when right-clicking a drive or folder, and I don't for some reason.

I guess this is more of a windows issue, but god knows I'll never get support from Microsoft.


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